Northwest College

  • Northwest College is a dynamic learning community dedicated to educational excellence. Through their involvement with the College, students acquire the knowledge and skills to successfully achieve their transfer, career, workforce development, and life-long learning goals.
School Highlights
  • Northwest College serves 1,652 students (62% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 17% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 16%.
  • Northwest College is the only community colleges within Park County, WY.
  • The nearest community college to Northwest College is City College at Montana State University-Billings (70.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Northwest College(WY) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty100 staff149 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Northwest College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Northwest College diversity score of 0.30 is more than the state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,652 students3,422 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:120:1
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# Full-Time Students1,022 students1,085 students
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# Part-Time Students630 students2,337 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Northwest College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of WY.
Total Dormitory Capacity
794276
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
2%
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% Asian
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1%
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% Hispanic
6%
7%
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% Black
1%
1%
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% White
83%
84%
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% Two or more races
4%
1%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northwest College.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in WY.
Diversity Score0.300.29
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College Completion Rate
37%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$33,900$34,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,749 is less than the state average of $2,757. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,733 is less than the state average of $6,799. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,749$2,757
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,733$6,799
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%93%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Northwest College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in WY by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates$11,100$10,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Northwest College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in WY by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,231
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Northwest College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in WY by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Northwest College is a dynamic learning community located in Powell, Wyoming, near Yellowstone National Park. In this exceptional setting, students of all ages and backgrounds receive personal attention from a highly credentialed faculty and staff. Northwest's diverse blend of academics, access to emerging technologies, and activities equips students to think critically, to fully develop their potential, and to succeed in an ever changing world. Northwest College opened in 1946 with nearly 100 full- and part-time students and three instructors who met in classrooms borrowed from the public school district. In 1953 the name was changed to Northwest Community College, and in 1968 the college's tax base was expanded to include all of Park County. The name changed once more to Northwest College in 1989. Over the years, the quality of instruction matured, and a residential campus developed. Northwest's 124-acre campus is one of the most attractive college campuses in Wyoming. Its 57 buildings include 14 instructional facilities, four residence halls and 80 apartments for 750 students, a student center, a child care center, and a library with electronic access to other libraries. Northwest College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National League for Nursing, and National Association for the Education of Young Children.

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